A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 5, 2009


NEW RUMLEY, Ohio — Members of the New Rumley 4-H club reorganized recently at the Rumley Township Community Hall.

Election of officers was held as well as committee appointments.

This year’s club officers include: Brooke Smith, president; Zoee Kaurich, vice president; Mollie Warner, secretary; Brent Kendziorski, treasurer; Mikayla Kovacik, news reporter; Dylan Warner and Alex Chrisman, recreation leaders; Taylor Horn and Zach Henry, safety officers; and Drew Chrisman, health officer.

Members participated in a community service project of creating greeting cards for the residents of Gable Care Center in Hopedale.

Upcoming 4-H county events were also announced including the livestock quality assurance and club officer training scheduled for March 8 at the Hopedale Social Hall and the 4-H Endowment spring auction March 19 at Catering Cafe of the Harrison Community Hospital.

The next 4-H club meeting will be held March 15 at the Rumley Township Community Hall from 2 to 3 p.m.

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NORTH BENTON, Ohio — The Village Varieties 4-H club met at North Benton Presbyterian Church Feb. 17. Forty-three club members were present and an additional 11 Cloverbuds.

The club voted to pay $25 to help pay the cost of 4-H camp for members. The club also voted to donate a care-box to a service man in Iraq.

The club has a new Web site at www.villagevarieties.webs.com.

Kathy Phillips and Jonathon Wilson discussed their experience with being a counselor at 4-H camp.

The elections of officers were held at the meeting. The results are: president, John Wilson; vice president, Kathy Philips; treasurer, Emily Theil; secretary, Valerie Weingart; news reporter, Jonathon James; health, Cathy McCracken; safety, Brittany Zamarelli; devotions, Rachael Owen; demonstrations, Gabrielle Sanor; recreation, Billy Grammar and refreshments, Luke Jones.

The next meeting will be held at North Benton Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. March 17. Members should wear their 4-H club shirts to take pictures. Members should also bring money for project books.

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NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — Milkmakers 4-H Club held its first meeting Feb., 23 at Jerusalem Church in New Philadelphia, Ohio.

There were 23 members present. Enrollment cards, demo and refreshment sheet were handed out. The club constitution was read and signed by members and parents.

Officers for 2009 were elected and include: president, Chris Finton; vice president, Tyler Gaskill; secretary, Amie Zumbach; treasurer, Colton Harstine; news reporter, Clark Mutti and health, safety and recreation leaders, Sara Donato, Leah and Noel Mutti and Hayley Thacker.

The club head adviser Karen Loveday talked about the upcoming quality assurance clinic April 19 and the dairy trip July 10 – 12 to Philadelphia.

Members all agreed to have the annual cheese fundraiser starting at the end of April.

The next meeting is March 23.

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OBERLIN, Ohio — The Lorain County 4-H dairy judging team competed in the Ohio State University-ATI contest in Wooster Feb. 28.

There were 24 teams competing, with the Lorain County team placing second.
Jacob Tompkins placed third, Rachel Klier placed sixth and Craig Lupinski placed 10th.

Other members on the team are Emily Klier, Dan Grim, Jeff Conrad, Ben Klier, Bradley Conrad and MacKenzie Calfo.

For more information about becoming part of the team, contact Jim Sheffield at 440-935-6378.

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MONACA, Pa. — Thundering Hooves 4-H program is in Beaver County, but you do not have to live in the county to join.The club is not just an equine program, though, and members can do a different project.

The group meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Independence Municipal Building in Clinton, Pa.

If you would like to join, come to the March 10 meeting or call Melissa McCorkle at 412-972-0958.

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EAST CANTON, Ohio — The East Canton Variety 4-H clubmet Feb. 8 at St. Paul’s.

Members picked their projects and ordered books that they will receive at the March meeting.

Fundraisers were discussed again and the club is still looking for new ideas to go with the car wash June 27.

Jack Haines, Danielle Chamberlain and Eli Bosler did demonstrations about market hogs. Julia Haines and J.T. Chamberlain did demonstrations about chickens.

The next meeting is March 8. Any 4-Her who cannot attend this meeting must call an adviser.

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NEWBURY, Ohio — Members of the Geauga Beef and Swine 4-H club are reminded that dues are $15 per member or $20 per family.

All Easter cards are due March 15, which is also the next meeting.

The fundraising committee decided on the pizza fundraiser again. The amount of kits each child/family has to sell will be announced at the next meeting.

In the last news report for the club, the officers were not all correct. The correct list of officers is: president, Caitlin Jefferson; vice president, Jordan Munn; secretary, Kelsey Rumburg; treasurer, Lizzie Kinkopf; news reporter, Baylee Diedrich; health and safety, Sydney Diedrich; community service leader, Clinton Rose and hostess, Sarah Anderson.

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CORTLAND, Ohio — The Happy Hams swine club will meet at 9:30 a.m. March 7 at the Agricultural Service Center (Extension office) in Cortland. This will be the last meeting for accepting new members.

Directly following this meeting, at 11 a.m., all Trumbull County swine 4-H members will meet to assign duties for the 2009 fair to members, advisers and volunteers. Lunch will be served.

For more information contact Ken and Heather Letcher at 330-924-0404.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The New Horizons 4-H club met Feb. 20 at the Baxter Ridge United Methodist Church.

Members discussed club membership and county membership dues. The milk can decorating contest was also discussed.

The club’s next meeting is 7 p.m. March 20 at the church. Officer training and demonstrations will be conducted.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The All American Kids 4-H club met Feb. 18 at the Carroll Health Care Center.

Members received an update on the county dues structure, and also information on the new milk can design contest. Members were also reminded of the dairy beef feeder calf tag-in March 14 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the metal barn at the fairgrounds.

The following members gave health or safety presentations: Jordan Morsheiser, Dalton Morsheiser, Ashley Legster, Kayla Civets, Alex Gotschall, McKayla Nichols, Holly Carrick, Kayla Hendricks, Ellie Nichols, Cheyenne Morsheiser and Tiffany Orum.

Additional presentations will be part of the next meeting, which is 6:30 p.m. March 18 at the health care center.

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